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Celestron Illuminated RACI Finder Scope
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Celestron RACI 9x50 illuminated finderscope

by astronomyrelic, from Canada, ON Written on October 20, 2014
This is one of the best finderscopes that has come onto the market in a long time. First the scope is a solid all metal design with no plastic parts to worry about failing . The base and mount are metal with the entire scope and bracket assembly weighing in around 2 pounds. The optics are multi coated and deliver sharp images. The scope itself is on a two setsrew/single spring adjust setup similar to the Synta setup for Skywatcher and Orion finderscope brackets except these are much sturdier. The scope diagonal can be adjusted via two long easy access adjusters which allows you to swivel the diagonal 90+ degrees and reticle focus is achieved by simply rotating the eyepiece to focus the cross hairs. The main lens focus is achieved by rotating the front lens to the desired focus then set with the threaded lock ring. The installation on a Celestron C8 was extremely easy with the base simply attaching to the OTA with the standard screws in place already for the finderscope. The mounted finderscope simply slides onto the attached base and fastens via the two long side tension adjusters. The illuminator comes supplied with batteries and you must remove the plastic isolator tab inside the illuminator assembly before installing the three SR batteries for the unit to work. This is an extremely well built and robust finder that performs extremely well and is well worth the money. I have used several other 9x50's over the years and this is the best one I have used yet....
Pros:
  • image quality
  • Well-Made
  • Illuminated reticle
  • Well priced for what you get
  • Easy to work with
  • all metal
Cons:
  • no installation instructions
Best Used for:
  • Centering objects
  • alignment
Would recommend: Yes
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